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joined british and u.s. marines as they prepared for one of their last joint patrols. for a final few days, they must brave their demons and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made. commanders were keen to show us what they achieved, all the project have -- how the province has prospered and how much safer and has become, but this is what we saw. [gunshots fired] a brutal fight for much of the day. it does not happen much anymore, but it shows the taliban battling coalition troops. and now america must finish the job britain started. no british troops at this time, they have faced too many days like this. >> i find it very difficult to talk about. without someone having been there, you cannot describe the smells, the sites, even pictures don't seem to work. you have to be there and, the emotions -- to have a true understanding of what people here go through. >> handing over to the americans is a bittersweet mellon for the troops. there happen -- they are happy to be going, but their regret the mission is far from over. >> the amount of effort, time, lives lost, i feel a little h
europe faces us see us strikes as governments bareback cherished benefits. bbc news, paris. >> the spanish prime minister and has called on a basket separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. -- of basque separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. mozambique has reversed its decision to raise bread prices by 30%. food riots last week left 13 dead. bread will now be sold at its previous price of 14 cents. every year since 1998, more than 30,000 japanese people have killed themselves. japan's health ministry estimates cases of suicide and depression caused the economy $32 billion last year. the government has launched a task force to address the problem. more than two weeks of political deadlock have ended in australia with confirmation that labor's julia gillard will continue as prime minister, would be backing, at last, of to independenct mp's. she has been near west possible majority. nick bryant has this. >> it is like the finale of a tv reality show, with the winner kept a closely-guarded secret until announced live on television. it came down to two of the
different? steve assesses the chances. >> all together now, an ambitious u.s. president and the middle east leaders his urging to walk the path of peace. they have come to talk face-to- face for the first time in 20 months, and regions is that he is here in good faith. >> we will spare no effort, and we will work diligently, and tirelessly to ensure that these negotiations meet the goals and objectives in dealing with all the issues. >> president abbas, you're my partner in peace. it is up to less with the help of our friends to conclude the agonizing conflict between our peoples, and to afford them a new beginning. >> mr. abbas condemned the killing on tuesday of four jewish settlers on the was big. hamas said it was their work, and from their base in gaza rejected any compromise with israel. the palestinian president has a little room for maneuver with his own people divided. he has threatened to walk out of negotiations if israel presumes building when the partial ban ins at the end of this month. the post says that a middle east peace is in the national interest of america, and despite
. >> there is no way under the u.s. constitution that he can be stopped. >> that is perhaps the key point. america is not a country where you can just go and arrest someone for this. the first amendment says freedom of expression is protected, however painful that expression may be. >> james reynolds in washington, thank you very much. you will be informed on developments. firefighters in california are still battling to contain fires in the hills near sampras's go. they've been started by it was thought to be a gas blast near the airport. stephanie has this report. >> an entire neighborhood engulfed by fire. houses swallowed in flames. this town was rocked by huge explosions in its early evening. authorities do not yet know what caused the fire. this is a highly populated california suburb. they suspect a ghastly. as the flames went as high as 60 feet into the air, fire fighters struggled to cope. the tremendous heat of the inferno was almost overwhelming . eyewitnesses describe many who escaped as badly burned. with smoke clogging the skies, officials have told pilots to land planes. as the flam
is a sports consultant for the newspaper did. thank you for being with us. how ingrained is the gambling industry in the game of cricket? >> i think it is hugely ingrained, but the differences like in england, india, or the sub-continent, betting is illegal. a large amount of the money invested goes unnoticed, no one knows who is betting, how much, or on what. >> are you then implying that expecting in cricket were legalized, it would remove some of this criminality that we have seen, for example, it in pakistan's tour of england? >> it would definitely help. for instance, this alleged bookmaker, the middle man who took a lot of money from a newspaper -- if he had bet legally, the money have gotten recorded in some shops in england. but if done in the sub- continent, no one knows how much money. in legalized betting would mean at least if you suspect some match, you can go back and track names, find out if someone has put in in unusual bet against the odd. if you find a large number having bet against the odds and having a huge winning exchanging hands because of that -- at least a good
of the matter. u.s. middle east envoy george mitchell's assessment of the talks between israelis and palestinians. a senior vatican official describes the uk as a third world country. he has pulled out of the pope's statement. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america, also run the globe. coming up later, outside, the streets ring with protests. inside, france's lower house passes the bill which will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, and serving therapy. can riding a wave help you call for mental health problems? public service is putting in health care money to find out. hello to you. millions -- yes, millions -- of people are going hungry at this moment across central and western africa. the worst affected country is niger, a country even larger than the united states of california and texas together, but with a population of just 15 million. the drought's amid flooding of ruined crops. help has not been enough. we go to niger for this special report. >> according to the united nations, in development terms, niger is the world's poorest nation. for the past year, the unite
warns against the dangers of secularism on his visit. the human cost of the u.s. financial downturn -- possibly -- poverty levels rise to their highest level in nearly 50 years. eu summit rows. the french president vows to press on. >> frenchmen and women have to know that this policy will continue while strictly abiding by the letter and spirit of our republican laws. >> welcome to "bbc world news" -- broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also or around the globe. coming up later, women in a man's world. the dangers of being a female candidate in afghanistan's elections. and when millions of its people face hunger, why does niger continue to export food. -- why does niger continue to export food? hello. it is the first state visit by a pope since the 16th century when henry viii broke from rome and formed the anglican church. some 450 years later, this visit is not without controversy. the pope has been forced to of knowledge failings' over pedophile priests, and he issued a warning about the dangers of what he called aggressive secularism in britain. in a moment, a report
experience. and we keep moving forward. that is why we encourage and celebrate the explorer in all of us. >> and now "bbc newsnight." >> international pressure mounts on iran but would make a difference? -- will it make a difference? this week, as president obama calls for iran to demonstrate a clear and credible commitment to a peaceful nuclear program, we take a look at the internal and external pressures facing iran as tensions continue with the west. >> the united states and the international community seek a resolution to our differences with iran and the door remains open to diplomacy should they choose to walk through it. >> the british citizens detained in bahrain claim that what they were tortured. what is wrong with pakistan? we will discuss this with out what the country has to say for themselves. >> what is that? >> you might know that some but do you know who wrote it? the director takes on a screen writer who feels undervalued. >> president obama does not have to go very far to find enemy is these days, he has plenty at home. it was with some relief that he faced mahmoud ah
of the winner in a u.s. presidential election. whatever choice they make will shape the face of their future. there is a lot of stake in the second parliamentary elections since the fall of the taliban. campaigning officially ended 48 hours ago. we are joined here by a prominent afghan journalists. the media plays such a big role in all of these political processes. how would you characterize this campaign despite what we know about threats and intimidation and violence? >> thank you very much. last time the media was told not to cover the violence, for example. so that it does not have an impact on the vote. and it turned out to be well devised because, despite many incidents and violence around the country, there was a great turnout despite all the problems fraud and corruption, but people came to the polling station to vote. so it is a real difficult situation for the media. on the one hand they have responsibility to tell people what is happening around the country. you go to the voting sites. but on the other hand, wider spread coverage of violent attacks and cases of intimidation might
and palestinian leaders not to miss this chance for peace. as the u.s. combat mission in iraq comes to an end, the american vice-president says baghdad is close to a new government. no regrets from tony blair about his decision to send british troops to invade iraq. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers in the states on pbs and also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- how your name and postcode can affect your chances of getting a job in france. and new pictures of the world's most famous ship wreck -- the titanic in 3-d. the u.s. president barack obama has urged israelis and palestinians not to let slip an opportunity for peace that he says may not soon return. he made the remark as he opened a landmark peace talks. our middle east editor jeremy bowen reports from washington. >> if it feels as though they have all been this way before. an american president, and israeli prime minister, launching a new attempt at middle east peace in fact -- -- these at the white house and condemning bloodshed. >> there are going to be those who do eve
the government to help us. >> but the numbers are overwhelming. at last count, 18.6 million people have been affected, and losses could exceed 28 billion pounds. the government has promised initial payment of 120 pounds. the 13-year-old wants to be a doctor. she and all these children are living in classrooms next door. they and their families will be homeless again soon when school starts. >> let's round of some other main news. he said he made a mistake in accusing syria of assassinating his father. he was killed in 2005. he describes his words as a political accusation made too quickly. syria has always denied involvement. rescue teams have resumed their search for survivors of mud slide. authorities say 44 people have died. thousands more are at risk of flooding and landslides. south african trade unions have suspended their strike. more than 1 million civil servants will see the pay rise. union members say they will consider the latest offer. the spanish government has dismissed a cease-fire as insufficient after it said it will halt its violent campaign. the interior minister says they
worried about the militants and their continued actions against u.s. targets. on the other hand, some lawyers are talking about building settlements began across the west bank, but the majority view, certainly the most reasonable view in the hebrew papers and arabic papers in this region seem to give a guard over knowledge that there is a long way to go, the first being in two weeks' time when both sides get down to brass tacks. >> benjamin netanyahu will have to deliver compromise, that is what is required? >> he is strong and relatively popular across the country, the narrative has always been that it would take a strong man to make these kinds of compromises. he will not only have to sell it to his own people, but there are detractors on the right and left. it will take someone with a firm tiller. a change of government in israel and a different coalition, we will know in the next months and years if the process continues. on the palestinian side, mahmoud abbas does not speak for all palestinians, there are secular and moderate palestinians even in the west bank's who are upset tha
that copies of the koran was burned in the u.s. in delhi, the u.s. condemned the violence and anyone in america who insulted the koran. >> i strongly condemn that such acts as disrespectful and unrepresentative of american values. the deliberate destruction of any holy book is a horrible act. >> but kashmir is an indian challenge. the prime minister with military commanders is deeply distressed by the latest violence. but this government seems powerless to stop it. kashmir has been divided between india and pakistan for more than six decades. it remains a dangerous tension in south asia and a rallying cry for asian militants. mylan unrest has implications for stability and india and pakistan and further appeals in afghanistan. >> the man behind the controversial plans for muslim community center near ground zero has said extremists of any faith must not be allowed to hijack this course. the imam says it's vital to have a platform where the voice of moderate muslims can be amplified. many americans are opposed to the center. >> in recent weeks the imam has tried to keep a low profile.
harm u.s. troops. the event was planned for saturday on the nine of -- anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. terry jones is getting criticism from the white house and fbi, but around the world there have already been protests. >> the president was forced to spend a rare news conference making an appeal for tolerance, saying muslims were neighbors and friends. the trouble is it looks as though he is getting more publicity to a group on the fringe. pastor jones is the leader of a church with a congregation of 50. he believes is what is the work of the devil and the threat and to burn korans. he said if forced muslims to abandon a plan to build a center on ground zero. >> we are still very hopeful that we will meet with the imam. >> it seems the koran burning will not happen. >> we are not at war against islam. we are at war against terrorist organizations. they have distorted islam or falsely used the banner of islam to engage in their destructive acts. >> and afghanistan, at the president's word has not been heard. protesters shouted death to obama. he warned the lives of u.s. troops are und
is coming to an end, following the closest the election results in the country's history. >> the u.s. president, barack obama, has warned americans to prepare for the worst as hurricane earl approaches the east coast of the u.s. thousands of residents have been moved from their homes. despite the hurricane weakening slightly, forecasters say it's top winds are still close to 125 miles an hour. >> conditions here have changed pretty dramatically over the last few hours. you can see the certification behind me is really picking up power and ferocity as the storm gets ever closer. the winds are still around 145 miles an hour, but the latest forecasts say the storm could swap the coast line here and head of north. that is slightly good news, but they also say there is a chance for the western i of that storm to make impact just north of my position here in north carolina. that would bring with it those powerful winds, the chances of huge floods, but president for rob obama telling millions of americans now to track the storm very carefully and watch and wait and see what happens. there a
and put on planes to romania. >> today the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's atta
. they would use chemical or nuclear weapons if they could. the chinese government ordered food producers to start growing more comfortable -- growing more vegetables. in mozambique, seven people died this week in protests about the 30% rise of the cost of bread. the un called for a special meeting to discuss the implications of a price spike. >> more wild fires fanned by strong winds and more houses destroyed and more loss of life after 50 people were killed in july and august. underlying it all is a prolonged drought. they destroyed 20% of russia's wheat crop. the government extended its ban on wheat exports to compensate. thousands of kilometers away in mozambique's plight is starting to return to normal. the trigger was a sharp rise in the cost of bread. the government insisted it had no choice but to raise prices. seven people were killed. nearly 300 were injured. this has left extensive damage. what is happening to food prices? is there a risk of a repeat of the food crisis of 2008? the world saul price climbed -- saw prices climbing. while prices fell, they have been steadily on th
, it is the look of the winner in the u.s. presidential election. what ever choice the afghans make it, it will shape their future. bbc news, kabul. >> you're watching "bbc world news." still to come -- the mosque in a box. immobile per unit for the mobile muslim. prince william has graduated as our royal air force search and rescue helicopter pilot. he will now become part of the country's busiest search and rescue base off the coast of wales. >> he spent the past 19 months progressing through the raf training program. there have been stimulated rescue missions, the kind of operation he will soon be doing for real. flights over the atlantic where ships and yachts can run into trouble, and in the mountains of snow dunny aware every year his squadron is called out to -- snowdonia where every year his squadron is called out to rescue. he is now part of an operational rescue squadron, and the raf says he has done it on merit. >> he has completed the course successfully, with at least the minimum standards, if not better than that. he is here on his own right. >> initially, william will be
father's successor. >> stay with us if you cannot on bbc world news. still to come -- a fifth of the world's plant species are now in danger of disappearing forever. first, she is said to be one of the most photographed people on our planet. a new exhibition of formal photographs document the life of britain's queen elizabeth in pictures. many were taken by her late sister's husband, the photographer lord snowden. >> on her right, mr. anthony armstrong jones. >> he was a society photographer who took pictures of the royals and then became one. tony armstrong jones's wedding to princess margaret was the society event of 1960. although he was not a member of the royal family, lord snowden continued to work as a professional photographer. alongside his documentary work, he was often called on to photograph the queen. many of his photographs have been included in a new exhibition, but the graphic portraits of the queen. here is an image of the monarch and her husband in the kind of formal pose you might expect, and the queen caught by a range of photographers' in less orthodox sur
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